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Loki can change and grow: Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston has returned as Loki with the web series.

Jul 04, 2021
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A still from Loki.

Not very long ago, Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston marked his return as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s character Loki. Better known as the ‘God of Mischief’, Loki is the visual representation of betrayal.

Owen Wilson, who plays the role of Time Variance Authority consultant Mobius in the recent web series, has even gone out and stated it out loud. “You have literally stabbed people at least 30 times in the back,” he was heard telling Loki, while telling the ‘God’ why he can’t be trusted.

As a matter of fact, Loki has more often than not become a villain in the MCU because of his nature of betraying people. Tom even states in a press statement that he ‘becomes a villain’ due to the same behaviour.

However, the actor stresses that there is scope for the ‘villain’ to improve. He shares that Loki ‘can change and grow’ in the web series.

“He’s trapped on a wheel of repetition, a compulsion to repeat the same damage, the same story. But we are breaking that record. We’re releasing him from that trap. In this story, we’re showing that he can change, that he can grow. And what if the experience of that, and the journey he goes on, actually changes something internal where he can potentially become someone else, or begin from a place of understanding that, if you know who you are, then who you choose to be is a different thing,” a statement released on his behalf read.

Even though it would be hard to believe any of the words if we were talking about the Loki in the MCU films, the Loki we have seen in the web series, does bring some ray of hope, not just for Mobius but everybody else too, including himself.

Loki also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant in pivotal roles.

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